About this episode

Brian is a double amputee distance runner. He is a husband and father of 3, juggling full time work with training for crazy endurance challenges.

In this episode we talk about:

  • running as a double amputee
  • gratitude for movement
  • redefining limits and what’s possible as a para athlete
  • overcoming fear of judgment and perceived constraints
  • the importance of para athlete role models and representation
  • epic endurance challenges: the 7 summits, Boston marathon, and Leadville ultra marathon

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Lauren Daniels

Thank you to Lauren Daniels for supporting the podcast. Lauren is a realtor helping buyers and sellers in the Greater Denver-Boulder area. With incredible attention to detail, Lauren helped me find the perfect home right near the trails, and made the whole home buying process as smooth and stress-free as possible. So, if you’re even considering buying a home in this area, I highly recommend working with Lauren. You can reach her at ldaniels@milehimodern.com, and let her know we sent you. Follow Lauren on Instagram @lauren.in.colorado


Held in Boulder every Memorial Day, the BolderBoulder 10K is one of the most fun races out there. In order to get even more psyched for this upcoming race, we are hosting some 5Ks here in Boulder, for folks to grab a time to get into a preferred wave. Come out and join us in Boulder for a fun community 5K to come together and get pumped for the BolderBoulder extravaganza. Everyone is welcome!

Join us on Saturday, March 18th at the Left Hand Trailhead at 9 am to get your time trial in. We’ll be giving away some gear from brand partners as well, so you’re not going to want to miss it. Sign up here!


This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp.

Here at the For The Long Run Podcast, you know we love to talk about the BIGGER stuff, the DEEPER stuff, and get down to the nitty-gritty of what makes life interesting and beautiful. And while a lot of what we talk about on this show is about our physical capabilities, a big part of what we believe in here at the podcast is doing the internal work. And that’s why we’re proudly sponsored by BetterHelp, because, like them, we believe therapy is for everyone. With BetterHelp, you can tap into a network of over 25,000 licensed and experienced therapists who can help you with a wide range of issues.

If you’re ready to do the internal work, go to betterhelp.com/FTLR.

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